Red Pozole

When I think of Mexican soups, pozole always comes to mind. Plumped corn in an onion chile broth is hard to beat. Add to that tostadas, limes, fresh radish and cabbage, and it goes over-the-top good. It’s a celebration food popular all over Mexico and the American Southwest, but pozole has a sordid history. According […]

Artichokes Stuffed with Risotto

I love artichokes and I love risotto, so why not combine them? I couldn’t think of a good reason not to, either. This is one of the first recipes I created many years ago when I was doing research on authentic Italian cuisine and I perfected it during one of the tours I hosted while […]

Sopa de Lima y Naranja

This is my take on a classic Yucatecan lime soup. The limes used in that soup are fairly different than the super tart green limes we usually see in the grocery store, so I decided I was going to do a mix of limes and oranges. Wow, this soup turned out well! It’s a nice […]

Salted Caramel Coffee Syrup

More and more I love making my own coffee at home. This is partially because I have a horrible makeup habit, and that money needs to come from somewhere. I take that money I used to spend on Starbucks three or four times a week and funnel that elsewhere. The problem with Starbucks is that […]

Grilled Lime Margarita with Mesquite Smoked Salt from Vegan Tacos

I don’t drink that often, so when I do, I make sure it’s a really good drink. This one certainly fits the bill. It’s a smoky, exotic twist on the classic margarita and it doesn’t take much more effort to make than the standard margarita takes. You will need to get some specialty ingredients for […]

Sonoran Tacos, from Vegan Tacos

Sonoran cuisine has a strong affinity to the Southwestern U.S. and this taco is no exception. It uses a flour tortilla instead of the more typical corn tortilla. The preparation is very simple and straightforward, creating a taco with a few strong elements that create several layers of flavor in each bite. I’ve provided three […]

Guacamole Tacos, from Vegan Tacos

Guacamole tacos are incredibly popular in Mexico and in my home. They are easy to make and highly addictive. I think it’s the very warm, satisfying feeling of the fresh tortilla coupled with creamy avocado. Even without the toppings, they are delicious. With them, these tacos become lively with lots of heat from the salsa […]

Tacos Vampiros, from Vegan Tacos

This taco is a specialty of Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. It’s actually a hybrid tostada taco, with a crisp tortilla that gently curls around crispy beans and vegan cheese. It’s absolutely delicious and it has one of the coolest names for a taco I’ve ever heard, because Tacos Vampiros translates to “Vampire Tacos.” Some say […]